North America

FanDuel extends GAN contract for ‘rapid US deployments’

London-listed, US market turnkey systems provider GAN Plc has this morning communicated the ‘signing of a material long-term contract’ significantly expanding its existing relationship with FanDuel Group. Updating the market, GAN governance details that the company will act as FanDuel’s platform for ‘rapid internet casino deployments’. Furthermore, GAN’s platform provisions will be utilised by FanDuel as lead player management systems …

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WATCH: How will the American market progress in 2019?

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Ahead of SBC’s Betting on Sports America conference, which is being held on 23-25 April 2019, check out what some of the key names in the industry predicted would happen in 2019 when they came to last September’s Betting on Sports conference in London. Listen to opinions from SG Gaming’s Keith O’Loughlin, Betting on Sports America Chief Advisor Sue Schnieder, …

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Freddie Longe – IMG Arena will deliver fresh prospects for betting innovation

Last November, leading international sports marketing agency, publisher and data distributor IMG launched its industry-specific ‘IMG Arena’ division, seeking to deliver innovation and audience dynamics for all betting stakeholders. The standalone division is led by Freddie Longe Managing Director, who details to SBC how IMG Arena will utilise all active corporate components to shake-up betting’s legacy tech values and market propositions…  ________________ …

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Facebook restructures sports division for critical 2019

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Entering 2019, social media giant Facebook has moved to restructure its global sports division, which will be led by former NBA executive Dan Reed as Vice President of Global Sports/Media Partnerships. Facebook has previously stated its intent on growing exclusive sports partnerships and content, as the social media platform has reached peak user saturation. Furthermore, Facebook leadership has previously outlined …

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Oneida Indian Nation’s NY prep continues with Scientific Games

The Oneida Indian Nation has followed up its alliance with Caesars Entertainment, by partnering with Scientific Games for the provision of its OpenBet technology at its three upstate New York properties. Deployment of the platform, embedded with player centric technology, in-house pre-game and data feed from the recently acquired Don Best Sports, is to commence as soon as sports betting …

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Bet.Works strengthens integrity commitment with GLI certificates

Bet.Works has confirmed that it has been granted one of the first concurrent Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33 / GLI-19 certifications for sportsbook operations. In gaining this certificate, the US-based igaming and sportsbook platform supplier has successfully completed pre-compliance testing of its sportsbook platform against the “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” standard. Bet.Works Founder and CEO David Wang commented: “We are pleased …

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DAZN deepens global expansion commitment with key appointment

DAZN has strengthened its global expansion plans with the appointment of Apple’s Ben King, who takes up the role of SVP Global Distribution and Business Development. King joins DAZN in February from Apple where, over his 12-year tenure, he worked at the forefront of some of the world’s most successful digital entertainment and media services including the iTunes Store, App Store and …

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Caesars announced as NFL’s first ever casino sponsor

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The National Football League has confirmed an agreement for Caesars Entertainment to become the league’s first-ever Official Casino Sponsor. The multi-year partnership aims to maximise Caesars casino properties, celebrity chefs, premier music artists and a wide range of entertainment elements, in order to provide unique experiences for NFL fans. Beginning with the upcoming 2019 NFL playoffs, Caesars will have the …

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Dr. Laila Mintas to chair Advisory Board for Bet.Works

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The former Deputy President for Sportradar US, Dr. Laila Mintas, has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Advisory Board for Bet.Works. Dr. Mintas, who left her role at Sportradar in December 2018, believes that the sports betting platform provided by Bet.Works, a US-based iGaming and sportsbook technology platform supplier, will “fill a major void” that exists in today’s marketplace. Recognised …

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Penn unites with Vici for $376m Margaritaville acquisition

Penn National Gaming and Vici Properties have confirmed the $376m purchase of Louisiana’s Margaritaville Resort Casino. Vici secured the land and real estate assets of the property for $261m, while Penn purchased the operating assets of Margaritaville for $115m. Alongside the closing of this transaction, Penn National entered into a triple-net lease agreement with the company. The lease has an …

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